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66630 No.127079   [Reply]

Ah shit! Someone done fucked up.

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>> No.127263  
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Just found out about this today. Thanks, Yahoo News!

Here's the info for the loco that got hit, BTW: http://www.steamlocomotive.com/lists/searchdb.php?str=6721&country=USA

Anyway, from articles I read, I drew the full 2.5-mile path that the runaway hopper car traveled. It ran through 12 intersections in Utica before passing the rail yard and into the steam locomotive at the station. One car was hit and the driver had minor injuries. It's an absolute miracle that no one died.

That kid that "accidentally" managed to uncouple the car is going to be in a heap of trouble.

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Also, the starting point is/was in full view of a basketball court.


>> No.127265  


I'm still baffled that ALL of those switches were aligned AND the path was clear.

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>> No.127272  

>>127268 someone needs to edit a joint in blue shirt guys mouth with the words "THUG LIFE"

>> No.127273  

In a statement today, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente the boy "had no criminal intent."

"Of continued concern is how it was possible for a 13-year-old child to set this train car in motion through the city of Utica," Picente said. "I understand that the Federal Railroad Administration has concluded that proper procedure was followed. That is astounding. There was significant danger to our citizens and there is significant damage to our train station."

If you have any questions for 
County Executive Picente, 
please email them to:


>> No.127274  

The question is did he properly remove the hand brake or pop it from the ground while looking for a trainmaster?

>> No.127275  
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>It's the railroads fault for putting a stationary train car within walking distance of a 13 year old boy
>> No.127308  

My only question is whose insurance pays for the repairs to the steam engine and the building? And why was the display track not lined and locked with a derail against the steam engine?

>> No.127313  


>And why was the display track not lined and locked with a derail against the steam engine?

What do you think's going to happen? Some kid walks along, knocks a train car loose, it rolls unobstructed through several switches and somehow magically hits that steam engine? It has a million-to-one chance of ever happening. C'mon now.

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859764 No.127219   [Reply]

Another random question:
What do rail police usually drive? Actual marked vehicles with the company logo on it or just their personal cars with a miniature light bar/strobing unit in their dashboard?
I ask this because I was sitting out near a bridge i usually watch the trains from, about 5 minutes after watching a crude oil train go by. I was back in my car when a car pulled onto the bridge, stopped halfway across, and had like a 2x2 box of blue flashing LEDs under his windshield. It wasn't any local police or sheriff vehicles, I knew that much. Oddest part is that whoever it was, they never got out and spoke to me or anything, and after about 15 seconds they backed up and left. I didn't have my scanner on at the time so I don't know if the oil train called them on me or what, but I thought maybe you guys could help me.

Pic still unrelated

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>> No.127279  

He probably just wanted to ask you if you've accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour®.

>> No.127282  


> they can't do shit but they do...

Yeah what they can legally do vs. what they actually do doesn't always match. It's easier to just comply sometimes because demanding your "rights" is kind of noble I suppose but it's more likely to just ruin your day.

>> No.127284  

If you are being questioned by any cop, ask "am I under arrest?" until you get a yes or no, if no just leave immediately. Don't give any reason for them to harass you more.

>> No.127286  

This. You have rights. He has a gun.

>> No.127287  


>Not also having a gun
>Being terrified of authority

Gotta' know how to assert those rights appropriately.

>> No.127288  

>>127284 It's am I being detained then am I free to go.

>> No.127292  
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That too. Mainly, this is why I don't bother rail fanning, I don't need the hassle. That and I just like seeing muh Amtrak, and anything else is incidental.

>> No.127310  


>have a gun
>be more likely to be fired on in return

Remember that at least some of the darkies the fuzz have been taking down lately were themselves armed.

>> No.127311  
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SUV = bull (railcop)
Pickup Truck = worker
Van = crew change.

I try and avoid all. That being said I was just in Rutland VT, home of Vermont Railway. That yard has the most pedestrian traffic I have ever seen. People weren't just walking on the tracks, I saw a constant flow of people coming out and going into the yard. After asking a homebum (local homeless) about the bull I found out there isn't one to his knowledge and used that info to walk in the yard and find my ride before it was built up.

>> No.127312  


>Not being a responsible and law abiding gun owner that understands how to deescalate conflict yet also being prepared to defend yourself.

C'mon, son.

Also I'm white.

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72762 No.127300   [Reply]

Things put inside of trains?

I rigged up this beauty to catch all the leaking water from the A/C... after I checked the blue card and saw the motor was in the shop for 2 months.

Our proud mechanical department at work. Another celebratory moment was yesterday when our motor would leak from the main resevoir when you blew the horn. So yeah, it was possible to set up the train brakes if you blew the horn too long.

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CN --- taking cues from CSXT

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47859 No.127257   [Reply]

Go to places you would otherwise not have bothered with going to:

>> No.127266  
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I will admit that's something I'm guilty of by being a JR Pass user only going for the Shinkansen and Limited Express. The only real slow "countryside" trips I had were hopping around between Yoshiwara and Shizukoa and jumping on a DMU to the middle of nowhere at Nagoya, mostly because I didn't know where I was going. Not exactly far flung but very much a different world from the cities, especially sitting next to old people who look like they've never seen a gaijin before. They were like grandparents fiddling with and straightening up my clothing even though we didn't know each other's languages enough to say a whole lot. Good times.

>> No.127270  

Today's mass tourism being what it is, I would not be the least bit surprised if foreigners were rare there, let alone foreigners riding the local trains.

>> No.127285  


In Japan certainly, but here in the US you'd be surprised at how remote stations can be. Amtrak's California Zeyphr mostly stops at stations and maybe exchanges 3-4 people at each. Of course the US is a much larger country.

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But how many station bashers actually make a holiday out of visiting them? Over there they actually keep ranking lists over secluded stations (hikyo-eki) and make up most or even all of these stations' traffic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koboro_Station tends to wind up at the top of these lists.
https://sukikatte.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/koboro/ -- A picture account of a visit to there.

(Pic snagged from wikicommons)

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>passenger train
>mainly stops at stations

oh gee thanks anon real informative

>> No.127307  

you are now aware the best value for these Seishun 18 tickets is taking seasonal rapid trains on special rolling stock and only paying the reserved seat fare add-on

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42295 No.127289   [Reply]

Well, now... well, now... what do we have here?

>> No.127295  

Some stupid crap from a bunch of hairy-pooter-obsessed teenagers stuck to the wall of a public transportation vehicle?

>> No.127297  

Ok I want to know how many people tried running at the wall hoping to get to platform 3 3/4.

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>platform 3 3/4
>> No.127301  
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Ugh.. I guess that should have said 9-3/4. In my defense I saw that movie once when it came out how long ago? And pic verY rELaTeD...

>> No.127304  

Apparently there was a sticker group that liked to modify LU Central line trains' interiors. You might see Shepherd's Bush changed to Shepherd's Pie and 'Gas Mark 4' added to the station's change-to list.

>> No.127305  

Try searching the web for 'london underground humour'. OP pic came from a Daily Mail article.

>> No.127306  

Come to think of it... isn't platform 3¾ in Umeda stn. and for traffic to Golden Sora Magical Academy?

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89484 No.127296   [Reply]

In pursuant of my teenage retro-flashbacks mentioned on the other thread, I found a webpage that has vintage aerial photos of Calgary online:


You can search by year. Then it will pop up a google map with points showing where phots were taken. Click on one and view the photo, an example of the map points:


The one I posted here is a 75% zoom on a section of a photo taken in 1950.

Basically 14st W is in the center (didn't know 14th st bridge wasn't built by then), and you can see Mewata stadium in upper right. There is a sizeable yard where the Ford dealership is. And I can just barely make out the spur that cut off at 14th st and curved down the back alleys for about 2 blocks between 10th & 11th ave. And the Domtar complex is massive eh.

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83372 No.127145   [Reply]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/must_see/33647679 -- Freight train prangs stretch limo. As if the latter wasn't broken down enough already...

Pic from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11758225/10000-tonne-freight-train-ploughs-into-limousine-at-level-crossing.html

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>> No.127255  

What sub-standard railroad is local to your area that /doesn't/ have these posted on /both/ sides of every crossing? Not putting one on every sign would just be a liability

>> No.127256  

>>127255 Pan Am

>> No.127267  

CP Rail dispatchers radio a caution to affected train(s) and may issue a slow order as a precautionary measure.

When a train enters the very 1st block on CP Rail's CTC controlled Laggan subdivision as it leaves/enters Calgary, Alberta it rings a bell in the dispatchers office that was once located on the 20th floor of Palliser Square.

Umm.. one warm summer evening in 1985 the block occupancy detector somehow went off.. and uh.. the dispatcher radioed an incoming train that was about an hour away (that would put it somewhere around Mitford or Radnor) to be aware of a false indication possibly hinting at a signal malfunction. Summarily, said train reduced speed as it passed Keith and drifted down into downtown Calgary proper.

As well, the dispatcher called up an on-duty CP Policeman to check the affected section of track to determine if maybe something had indeed blocked the tracks. Nothing was found but the slow order remained in place until the next day.

So at least CP Rail has (or had) a method for dealing with phantom signals.. which i'm told are exceedingly rare.

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That would be west of the Sunalta signal bridge, yes?

>> No.127271  

>>127255 Here you go find tje 800 number because I coulden't when I was filming this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNScJCp4KaA

>> No.127277  

Firstly, where do you live for an abandoned siding to still have it's derail sign and switch marker not stolen yet?
Secondly, I'd have gone over and kicked the cabinet a few times to see if it could decide what it wanted to do.

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Yes. Nice photo btw. The 1st signal just west of the Bow Trail overpass back then was a staggered two head searchlight signal protecting eastbound movements. I can just see it on Google Earth. Go a bit further west of this point and you will see where the bike path crosses over to the south side of the tracks. I guess that would be about halfway to Brickburn siding eh.

In the 80s, where your pic was taken, the train was on the main track. The track to the north was the 2ndary line and that track joined up at Sunalta to the mainline. Back then the main and 2ndary line were heavy continuous welded rail, the two outer ones were 39' sections of 80lb rail.

The furthest north track was a run down shaky affair called the old "B alley". It used to service the industrial spurs that used to exist between the old Domtar tie creosote plant where the Greyhound Bus stn is now, and the old Robin Hood Flour mill by the station. I remember B-alley being torn out to as far back as the old wash racks in early 1985.

The track to the south of your train was called the old "G alley" and it once served a multitude of spurs that used to be between 4th and 14th st west. I've seen old pics of this area and there were lots of loading docks. Ever wonder why the bridge at 14th st is so wide and curved on its south side? There used to be a track that curved off G-alley there that served some spurs along the alley between 11th and 12th ave. There were traces of rail in the alley and a short section of track that curved off G-alley on the bridge back in '85.

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>> No.127280  

>>127277 Sideing is not abonded it is owned by the trolley museume (although that hasen't stoped the railroad from shoveing cars and equipment on our tracks)

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Flashback appreciated! I've never seen a good map, but I'm aware that there were a huge number of industries in the west end - Probably gave the ol' city yard a good reason to exist.

I'm a little amazed that there was a spur between 11th and 12th, that seems awfully far away - But on the other hand, that would explain why it's all residential now. Nobody wants row upon row of warehouses.

As for the signal between Sunalta and Brickburn? I love it. It's great for telling when train movements will occur when you happen to be biking somewhere in perfect morning light.

>> No.127294  

I saw a hand drawn map some guy brought to CMT and that's what initially had me looking for traces. Later an aerial photo showed the multitude of tracks, including CNR's industrial area that is now Fort Calgary. Aerial photos are a godsend.

I have always liked the section between Sunalta and Brickburn for pics. Plus I used to party in Edworthy when I discovered beer, cars, and girls. Lol!

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41837 No.127281   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5z6RSYK8QA -- A few glimpses of DSB's shunting tractor #57... oh, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Olsen_Gang_on_the_Track

>> No.127283  

Hey cool! Cheese wheels!

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2087902 No.127212   [Reply]

A friend that does black smith work made me this neat bottle opener. Now we wait and see how long I can carry around a rail spike before I toss it for being too heavy.

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After 2 months of odd work I'm finally leaving the eastcoast. My ride tonight stops somewhere between 1 & 5am, fml. I'll take pictures if I'm still on it by the time I wake up again. I'm looking for the first rideable and going right back to sleep. I'm only doing a few hundred miles tonight, gotta go to the next big yard south to get a westbound from where I am.

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Track spikes do wonderful things to railroad officers personal cars.

>> No.127262  

Does the CSX have CSX branded toilet additive too?

No.127258   [Reply]

If Dagwood Bumstead owned a railway, would its reporting code be SKNX?

>> No.127261  

http://beacon.by/the-bairds-tale/issue-5 -- Who'da thunk to spot a bogie/truck on a lit. magazine issue's face page?

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